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HT3775 QT unable to play video of 1080i mpeg2 files

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When I try to play a video file (any I've tried) identified as

    224 mpeg2 1920x1080 29.97fps, 38.81Mbps, upper fld first

with either QT10.0 or QT7.6.6 (with recently downloaded QT MPEG-2 playback component), I get a large pane with just black.  When I push play, the counter progresses as though it is playing but the video pane stays black.

QT10 indicates the video is MPEG2 Muxed, 30FPS, 17.39Mb/s, 1676x944

QT7 says MPEG2 Muxed, 30FPS, 17.39Mb/s, 1920x1080


The video does play in VLC 2.0.5 but not in MPEG Streamclip (which uses the QT MPEG-2 playback component), which suggests an issue with the MPEG-2 playback component.


I am able to play a video file identified as

224 MPEG-2, 1280 × 720, 16:9, 59.94 fps, 38.81 Mbps, progressive

with QT10, QT7.6.6, and MPEG Streamclip


One source of video I have is in this 1080i format, and I'd like to be able to work with it.

(Audio is a different issue, which I'm not touching here.)


I suspect this is a limitation of the QT MPEG-2 pllayback component (but this limitation is NOT specified at )

Is there any hope of this working in 10.6?  If so, how?  Does it work in 10.7 or 10.8 ??


HW/SW:  MacBook Pro(2.66Ghz i7, 8G) OS X 10.6.8/QT10.0/QT7.6.6/QTmpg2 playback component. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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